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Celebrities, like the rest of us, don’t always get along. For us common folk, the offenses usually stay between us. Not so with famous people. Lately, a long simmering feud between Dywane Johnson and his former Fast & Furious co-stars resurfaced when Johnson was out promoting his F&F spinoff called Hobbs and Shaw. Tyrese Gibson, one of his F&F co-stars, went public with noise about the movie’s relatively low opening weekend box office…the lowest opening for the franchise since 2006.  Apparently, the friction goes back to 2016 when the Rock first criticized co-star Vin Diesel on Instagram and re-emerged when the Hobbs & Shaw shooting schedule forced a delay of the next Fast & Furious shooting schedule. Of course, the opening weekend in the US is a big deal, but with these high-adventure films, global numbers can matter more, which gave Dwayne Johnson his response.  It turns out that so far H & S has earned more than $700 million worldwide, fifth best of the franchise.  Don’t mess with The Rock.
Motion picture entertainment is always shifting. It went from theaters to TV to cable and now to digital streaming.  Each change has given consumers’ new advantages. The latest, streaming services, offer users the ultimate flexibility to watch movies when and where they want. Major entertainment distributors are taking note and adjusting accordingly. HBO Now is a streaming service of the cable channel.  Disney Plus is a streaming service that allows an entertainment conglomerate to control content from all its subsidiaries and CBS All Access is a streaming service for a traditional TV network.

Monthly Plan Prices

  • HBO Now | $14.99
  • Netflix HD Quality Plan | $12.99
  • Disney Plus | $12.99
  • Hulu (without ads) | $11.99
  • Showtime | $10.99
  • Prime Video only | $8.99
  • Hulu (with ads) | $5.99
  • CBS All Access | $5.99

Movie Selection

  • Prime Video | 14,210
  • Netflix | 3,803
  • Hulu | 1,437
  • HBO | 926
  • Showtime | 489

TV Offerings

  • Prime Video | 2,317
  • Netflix | 1,966
  • Hulu | 1,931
  • HBO | 189
  • Showtime | 70
Quantity doesn’t always mean quality.  Just because Prime Video has the most movies and TV shows does not mean it has the best titles. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are nearly equal when it comes to the number of “high quality” movies offered as defined by Reelgood – a “high quality” movie as has an IMDB rating of 7.5 or higher.

High Quality Movies

  • Prime Video | 125
  • Netflix | 124
  • Hulu | 52
  • HBO | 32
  • Showtime | 32
With this information, you can make an informed decision about where to spend your entertainment dollars.
“Don’t you know you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day!” A phrase we have all heard when talking about wardrobe decisions for after the first Tuesday of September. But why? White is a great color in fashion, why can’t it be worn after Labor Day? Fortunately, the old tradition seems to be on it’s way out. There seem to be two theories on the origin of the tradition.  According to Time Magazine, the first theory is temperature based. White is a cooler color during the hot summer months because of physics – the sun reflects off of light colors while it absorbs into dark colors. Especially in the days before air conditioning, anything would help. The second theory is based on class and social status. A blue collar worker, grinding away in industrial cities would naturally wear darker colors since white would tend to soil.  Higher class people, who were not laborers, would wear white as a means of showcasing their elite social status. Whether either of these theories is true, it doesn’t matter since marketers in recent years have re-branded the color as “winter white.”  So, after this Tuesday, September 3rd, rock the white with pride whenever you feel like it.  The answer to anyone who challenges your choice is “winter white.”

It is no secret that Justin Bieber is idolized by millions across the globe. One can only imagine the lengths a crazed fan would go to snag a pair of his underwear for their forever collection. Actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis may not have Bieber Fever, but he does own a pair of his draws!

49 year old Galifianakis appeared on the most recent episode of David Letterman’s new Netflix show “My Guest Needs No Introduction”, which has featured guests such as Kanye West and Barack Obama. In the laugh packed episode Galifianakis recalls a story in which the underwear of Bieber ended up around his waist.

Bieber appeared as a guest on Galifianakis’s online talk show “Between Two Ferns” several years back. In the true nature of Zach Galifianakis, whacky occurrences were the norm on his  show, and in this particular episode, Galifianakis slimed himself (think Nickelodeon). The only logical thing for Galifianakis to do after the show was to clean himself off in Bieber’s trailer.

“I had to change clothes. I got into his trailer to get this stuff (slime) off me. I didn’t have any underwear so I see a pair of underwear in the corner. I needed a pair of underwear. I put ‘em on.” – Zach Galifanakis on Letterman’s Netflix Show

Why he had to go into Bieber’s trailer to do all this, no one will know, but both Galifianakis and Letterman did their best to hold back bursts of laughter as the story was recalled. Galifianakis most known for his role in The Hangover Movies, doesn’t seem to have any regrets in robbing the pop star for a pair of draws.

“Years pass, and I have taken the underwear with me, because I have nieces.” claimed Galifianakis in a way that is quintessentially Zach Galifianakis. Zach, half kidding, half serious (we think) attempted to gift the underwear to his niece. A token prize surely thousands would rip, scratch, and claw for, his niece wasn’t having it. Maybe it’s because the last person to wear the underwear was in fact Galifianakis, and not Bieber!

If you were offered a pair of Justin Bieber’s underwear, what would you do?

It wasn’t too long ago when the U.S. Men’s national team was walking off the pitch in disbelief and embarrassment, after losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago, and failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup for the first time in decades.

In truth, it has been a turbulent journey for the USMNT over the last two plus years since the departure of Coach Jurgen Klinsmann. They’ve fallen under serious criticism by a nation that was just starting to gain serious momentum in the soccer world. They’ve had three coaches since 2016 when Jurgen parted ways with the United States Soccer Federation; Bruce Arena, Dave Sarachan, and now Greg Berhalter. And above all else, they’ve lacked a real identity in playing style for quite some time.

Despite a rough start to the Berhalter era, the USMNT managed to fight off some demons from their not too distant past when taking on Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend in game two the 2019 Gold Cup’s group stages. Although many players said revenge wasn’t on their minds, you could see from the demeanor of the players throughout the game, that this game meant a little extra. Often physical and chippy throughout the match, the USMNT clearly played with an edge, and managed to break open the scoring just four minutes before half time to take a 1-0 lead.

Scoring a goal before halftime can be a major momentum shifting moment, and on this day, it was certainly the case. The Americans would pour on an onslaught of goals in the second half, five to be exact, including one by international star Christian Pulisic. The game would end 6-0 in favor of the USMNT.

“Every time we step on the field we want to make a statement,” said U.S. forward Gyasi Zardes, who scored twice and barely missed a third. “We’re trying to change the way the world views American soccer.”

Overall there is still a lot to be done with in the men’s national soccer program to reach the levels of success and consistency so many believe this country is capable of reaching. There is still a lot to be done this summer in their quest for another Gold Cup trophy. However, maybe, just maybe, a big win, over the team that knocked the USA out of the World Cup a little over a year ago, is the first positive step forward for this new tenure in it’s journey to establish themselves as a formidable soccer nation.

Miley Cyrus knows how to keep her name in the mix.  She recently liked an IG post saying that she, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey will soon be releasing collaboration, and the internet is abuzz.  Although Ariana added to the noise when she too liked it we’ve gotten no hints from Del Rey.

Cyrus and Grande are no strangers to collaboration, they released, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” a couple years ago for charity.  Adding Lana’s soft, plaintiff voice their big voices could make for nice musical contrast, if Del Rey can punch through.  Although this whole story started from mere speculation the attention it has garnered might bring the trio into the studio anyway.

A standing ovation for more than four minutes from the sometimes snooty Cannes Film Festival audience at Rocketman’s world premier says it all. This is the second summer in a row to be dominated by a music legend biopic. Last year it was Bohemian Rhapsody about Freddie Mercury and this year it will be Rocketman about Elton John.

Early reviews make it clear that Taron Egerton, who plays Elton, carries the film on his back with his own singing – a point of contrast between him and Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury by lip syncing the songs.

Another contrast to Bohemian Rhapsody, and most other biopics, is that Rocketman’s story is driven by Elton John’s classic songs rather than by a story line in which the songs are placed. It is more a musical than a drama with music. Still the story gets told.

Like other compelling biographies, Elton John’s story is one of massive highs and equally massive lows. There is the almost instant ride up to stardom followed by the myriad of addictions – drugs and sex and food – followed by a happy ending, a clean and sober adulthood. There is the one constant through all of this, Elton’s writing partner, Bernie Taupin, played by Jamie Bell.The production is an ‘R’ rated sequin-fest that will surely produce an Oscar nomination for Taron Egerton and for production values like costumes and maybe for director Dexter Fletcher, who incidentally was brought in to save Bohemian Rhapsody. And so it goes full circle.